Signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation: do not delay visit to the doctor

June 16, 2012

 signs of the symptoms of atrial fibrillation
 Have you ever felt like the heart starts to beat faster, even when you are alone? For those who do not have heart problems, this may be an isolated case. But sometimes these symptoms are caused by an arrhythmia, or heart rhythm disorders.

The incidence of arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation, or atrial fibrillation (AF). In the case of atrial fibrillation, the atrium - a small chamber in the heart that usually pumps blood into the ventricle - begins to fall randomly. Because of this atrium can not effectively pump blood into the ventricle. This usually results in more frequent and irregular heartbeat.

 Signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation: do not delay visit to the doctor


Normally the heart beats at a frequency of 60-100 beats per minute at rest. During AF frequency of atrial contraction may reach 400 per minute.

Symptoms of atrial fibrillation Atrial fibrillation - the fear of instant death  Atrial fibrillation - the fear of instant death
   can be:

  • Palpitation
  • A sudden feeling of heartbeat
  • Pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest
  • Abdominal pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • The impossibility of physical effort

AF may occur suddenly and speeding, can last from several minutes to several hours. If chronic arrhythmia, it occurs continuously.

 Signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation: do not delay visit to the doctor

Atrial fibrillation in the elderly

Atrial fibrillation is more common in older people. AF occurs more frequently than older patients. Approximately 11% of people over eighty years of age suffer from atrial fibrillation.

It happens that people with arrhythmias do not notice any symptoms. Often it appears that an elderly person AF only after stroke.

Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke, especially if there are factors such as cardiac valve disease, heart rejection, diabetes, and high blood pressure How to deal with high blood pressure?  How to deal with high blood pressure?
 . Because of atrial fibrillation may occur clots of blood clots. A blood clot caught in the brain can lead to stroke Stroke - a serious brain injury  Stroke - a serious brain injury

 Signs and symptoms of atrial fibrillation: do not delay visit to the doctor

Atrial fibrillation in adolescents

Although it is not a common case, teenagers also happens atrial fibrillation. Usually it is an isolated incident, but if the attacks are repeated, it may be a sign of disease.

Unlike adults, adolescents arrhythmia Arrhythmia - when we hear your heart  Arrhythmia - when we hear your heart
   rarely find as a result of the overall survey. Usually children this symptom as heart palpitations, preceded by serious cardiac problems.

In young patients without any problems with the heart isolated cases of AF usually does not signal about any violations or likelihood of stroke.

A special case of AF can be caused by alcohol or drugs, as well as strong physical exertion. Teens often described as a feeling of AF or rapid heartbeat, or chest pain in the abdomen.

If you feel the symptoms of AF, is to see a doctor. A doctor can determine an irregular heartbeat, check your pulse or listening to a stethoscope. It can also direct you to an electrocardiogram - the surest way to detect arrhythmia. If the arrhythmia episodes occur from time to time, your doctor may ask you to wear a heart rate monitor to transcribe his notes later.

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Egilok - restore the normal functioning of the heart

March 11, 2012

 Egilok - a drug that inhibits the effect of adrenaline on the heart. The result of this action is to reduce angina attacks, an overall improvement in cardiac function and lowering blood pressure. Egilok found the widest application in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

 Egilok - restore the normal functioning of the heart

As egilok effect on the body

Egilok is a selective blocker of the beta1-adrenergic receptors - nerve endings sensitive to adrenaline. All beta-adrenoceptors are divided into beta1- (they are located in the heart muscle) and beta2-adrenergic receptors (located in other internal organs and blood vessel walls). Adrenaline organs having beta1- and beta2 -drenoretseptry acts differently. Blood vessels constrict under its influence, while expanding the bronchi. Also relaxes the muscles of the gastrointestinal tract.

Egilok selective blocking action on beta1-adrenergic receptors leads to the fact that epinephrine ceases to act on the heart. As a result of expanding the lumen of the arteries that carry blood to the heart muscle are removed and angina. Blocks and frequent nerve impulses that cause the heart to contract too often - a normal heart rhythm is restored.

Since the heart emits less blood in the blood vessels, lowers blood pressure (BP) and less produce substances that contribute to its increase. If you take egilok regularly for a few weeks, the blood pressure is stable normal.

But in spite of what is considered selective egilok (seloktivnym) beta1-adrenergic blocker, it can not affect the beta2-adrenergic receptors, which causes a lot of side effects from the internal organs, particularly when administered at high doses. That is why egilok is not absolutely safe drug, and it can only appoint a doctor.

 Egilok - restore the normal functioning of the heart

Recommendations for Admission

Egilok recommended to take a doctor's prescription under the following conditions and diseases:

  • stable high blood pressure (hypertension);
  • coronary heart disease (angina and myocardial infarction);
  • various cardiac arrhythmias (except for the conditions in which the reception egilok contraindicated);
  • Hyperthyroidism - increased thyroid function, which is accompanied by various disorders of the cardiovascular activity;
  • for the prevention of migraine - a disease that manifests severe headache that occurs when a sudden sharp expansion of the blood vessels of the brain - egilok supports vascular tone in the normal state.

Egilok not appointed in the following cases:

  • with a sharp decrease in blood pressure, including the background of myocardial infarction (in cardiogenic shock);
  • disturbancies conduction (heart block), including the sick sinus syndrome;
  • with very rare (less than 50 beats per minute) heart rate;
  • when the heart is unable to cope with its load (with severe cardiovascular disease);
  • during long and severe attacks of angina (Prinzmetal angina);
  • while feeding the baby Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
  • while the application of certain other drugs (such as some types of antidepressants);
  • in case of hypersensitivity to the drug.

Precautions should be prescribed the drug for diabetes, asthma, chronic obstructive lung diseases accompanied by bronchospasm or in violation of patency of the bronchi, obliterating (in violation of the road) peripheral vascular disease, chronic renal and liver failure, heart block mild, manifestations of intoxication background of increased thyroid function, frequent mood disorders, psoriasis, pregnancy, under the age of 18 years and in the elderly.

 Egilok - restore the normal functioning of the heart

Side effects

When receiving egilok may experience side effects. From the nervous system - it's fatigue, headache, decreased physical and mental activity, sensory loss in the extremities, depression combined with anxiety disorder of concentration, sleep disorders, memory and consciousness. There may also be visual and hearing impairment.

  • On the part of the heart and blood vessels - very rare heart rate, decreased blood pressure (dizziness, and fainting with a sharp rising), reduced cardiac contractility, heart rhythm disorders, poor circulation in the lower extremities (cooling), conduction disturbances infarction, cardiac blockade, pain in heart Pain in the heart - always consult a doctor  Pain in the heart - always consult a doctor
  • On the part of the gastrointestinal tract and liver - nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, abdominal pain Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms  Abdominal pain: Types and Symptoms
 , Transient abnormal liver function;
  • On the part of the respiratory tract - nasal congestion, bronchospasm, dyspnea with labored breath.
  • On the part of the endocrine system - in patients receiving insulin can dramatically decrease or increase the amount of sugar in the blood Blood sugar - a very important indicator  Blood sugar - a very important indicator
  • From the blood - a decrease in the number of blood platelets and leukocytes (including particulate).

Furthermore, there may appear pain in the spine and joints, slight weight gain, reduced sexual desire, alopecia, allergic reactions.

Egilok - is an effective drug, which has a lot of side effects.

Galina Romanenko

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